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Tibetan Calligraphy, Weekend Workshop with Tashi Mannox Download as iCal file
From Saturday 25 June 2011 -  10:00
To Sunday 26 June 2011 - 17:00

Transformation - Tashi Mannox

Tibetan Calligraphy Workshop

with Tashi Mannox

We are very much looking forward to this weekend workshop in Tibetan Calligraphy. Suitable for complete beginners in Tibetan writing and also for those wishing to polish their skills. During the course, Tashi Mannox will explain the proportionate construction of the Tibetan Uchen script which is essential as a foundation to create competent letter form for beautiful calligraphy. Calligraphy pens and sketch pads will be supplied.

The workshop will culminate with the creation of the Mani mantra with a stage by stage explanation of the mantra's sacred significance.

Tashi MannoxTashi Mannox

Tashi was born in England in the year of the Water Tiger. For the past 30 years he has studied an eclectic range of artistic disciplines within both the Eastern and Western traditions in his journey as a painter and calligrapher.

Shortly after gaining a BA [Hons] degree in Fine Art, he became a Buddhist monk of the Tibetan Kagyu order and at the tender age of 22 was given the name Tsering Tashi. For seventeen-years he apprenticed under the direction of a master of the Karma Gardri Tibetan art tradition, Sherab Palden Beru, studying the Tibetan language and traditional temple decoration which coincided with the timely building of the Temple at the Samye Ling Tibetan centre in Scotland.

During this period Tashi studied under many Tibetan Lamas, including the artistic guidance from H.E Situ Rinpoche and inspiration from the calligraphy works of Chogyam Trungpa. However the foundation of Tashi’s training is set by the high standards and clarity of his spiritual father Akong Tulku Rinpoche.

Part of Tashi’s monastic training was in 1988 to enter a closed four year Buddhist retreat, which also gave a sensitive environment to meticulously copy ancient Tibetan texts, furthering his training as a scribe in the highly disciplined, and multiple forms of Tibetan calligraphy.

In 2000 Tashi Travelled to India, where in Dharamsala he was privileged to study under a master of ancient Sanskrit: Lama Pema Lodrup, These artistic forms of Sanskrit called Lanza and Wartu, are preserved by only a handful of practitioners in the world today. 

Since laying down his monastic robes in 2000, Tashi has built on his disciplined training and meditative awareness, formed through years of practising the Tibetan Buddhist Tantras and philosophy - to produce a collection of iconographic masterpieces that reveal powerful, spiritual themes through the majestic images of Tibetan Buddhist calligraphy and iconography.


Venue: London Buddhist Arts Centre Bullards Place, London E2 0PT. See Map


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